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Diving in Crete

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There are dive shops dotting the entire shoreline of Crete, so you won’t have a hard time finding a suitable place to drop anchor. The surprisingly clear blue waters of the Mediterranean beckon divers from around the world.

There are dives on Crete that run the gamut of experience levels, from newbies to masters. A particular favorite activity is night diving, taking the already surreal environment to new heights.

One of the most popular diving areas in Crete is Chania. You can find stone arches, fantastic volcanic rocky reefs, and an abundance of marine life in the water surrounding Chania town. See unique black corals and marine life that cannot be found anywhere else.

When to dive in Crete

The biggest island in Greece is welcomed with hot, dry summers and sea temperatures ranging from 22-26°C, to a cooler 15-18°C in the winter meaning scuba diving in Crete can be enjoyed year round.

A 3/5mm wetsuit is recommended in the summer and 5/7mm wetsuit in the winter months.

Where to dive in Crete

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Common marine life sightings for Crete

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You can either fly onto the island, or take the ferry from Piraeus. You can also ferry in from Italy, or from Peloponnese and the Cyclades.

The island is renowned for its mesmerising beaches, wild natural beauty, outstanding cuisine and of course thousands of years of history and culture.

Time Zone
230 V
Bar (bar)
C, F
Greek, Modern
1st Stage
International airports
Nikos Kazantzakis (HER)
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